Angela (Angie) Van Tornhout

Angela (Angie) Van Tornhout

It is with heartache and sadness that we announce the passing of our Wife, Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt, and Friend.

We will never be able to put into words all that she has meant to our family.  She was a constant in our lives.  Ryden, her Grandson, recently said it perfectly….she was so selfless.  Her needs came after everyone else’s. 

Angie was a cherished and devoted Mom to Tracy and Jacquie.  She was a beautiful person who left an immeasurable impression on her children and everyone she met.  She was genuine, full of life and so much fun to be around.

Her greatest joy and purpose was being Grandma to Madison, McKenna, Ryden, Brett, & Kate.  Nothing was ever too much trouble.  She was always eager to prepare their favourite meals, goal tend for mini sticks, take trips to the playground and see them off on the first day of school.  She was always there to cheer and support at all hockey games, soccer matches, volleyball games, concerts and school events.  She would do anything for them.  Even actions that were questionable or unauthorized such as entering a plane at the Aviation Museum or laying on the floor of the backseat of the car so they could take all kids on an excursion.  It was all to make the experience more enjoyable for her grandkids. Her love towards her Grandchildren was truly amazing. 

And of course, there was the love of her life.  She met Dave shortly after high school and would have celebrated their 59th anniversary in June of this year.  The love and devotion they shared was an example to us all. 

We will miss her quick wit and sometimes sassy comebacks.  And as much as we are struggling with the loss, we will forever cherish our wonderful memories of her.

“Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you, until we meet again” – Unknown

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mom’s memory to

Memorial Donations – CancerCare Manitoba Foundation (

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Family and friends are invited to share memories and condolences on Angela’s memorial page by using the comment field below.

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22 thoughts on “Angela (Angie) Van Tornhout

  1. Sue McTavish

    Beautifully written! To Jacquie and her family, and Kristina and her family my deepest sympathy.

  2. Susan Funk

    Dave and family
    I am so sorry to hear about your wife/mother/grandmother. I worked with Dave many years ago at the liquor mart and always remember the love he had for his wife and family. May your memories of the years together as family bring you peace and help ease the pain of your loss.
    Our deepest sympathies
    Susan and Lorne Funk

  3. Val Johnston

    My deepest condolences to Dave and the entire Van Tornhout family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Val Johnston

  4. Ardith Davidson

    My deepest sympathy to Dave and Family. My thoughts are with you. Ardith Davidson

  5. Karen Kimberley Colquhoun

    Thinking of you ,Dave , at this time. My prayers are with you and your family.
    Joan Riffel

  6. Ray Elliott

    Dave and family, we are so sorry to learn of Angie’s passing, our thoughts are
    with you all.

    Ray and Lillian Elliott.

  7. W and R Tataryn

    Our deepest sympathy to you Dave and your family . All our prayers are with you.
    Walter and Roselle

  8. Shirley & Larry Brown

    We are shocked and saddened to hear of Angie’s passing. We are sending our sincere condolences to the whole family.

  9. Theckla and Gordon Brown

    To Dave and family. We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  10. Loreen Coutts

    I worked many years ago with Dave at Great-West Life and enjoyed hearing about his lovely family. Sincere condolences to the entire Van Tornhout family. You have a very special Angel watching over you . Hugs
    Loreen Coutts (Jones)

  11. Barb&Kory Dubesky

    Dave, was so saddened  to hear about your Angie ..  our prayers & deepest sympathies are with you & your family    
    … barb & kory dubesky

  12. Robin Hulme

    You were an inspiration to anyone and everyone you met. I always loved seeing you and Uncle Dave anytime there was a family function. You were strong willed and very honest as well as a real softy. i will miss you.
    Robin Hulme (Van Tornhout)

  13. Brad Kerslake

    Our condolences to Dave and their entire family. May your memories provide you with some comfort.
    Brad and Joyce Kerslake

  14. Marilyn McLeod

    Our sincerest condolences to Dave and his entire family. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
    Wayne and Marilyn McLeod

  15. Lorraine MacLennan

    Our sincere condolences to Dave and his family on their loss of Angie. Hold tight to all your wonderful memories.
    Ken and Lorraine MacLennan

  16. Joan Pilgrim

    My sincere condolences Dave and family on your heartbreaking 💔 loss.
    Thoughts of the love, laughter and family times shared are painful now. In time, may those heart felt memories bring you comfort and peace.
    Thoughts and prayers. 🙏
    Joan Pilgrim

  17. Howie Wood

    Dave, sorry to hear of your loss. You were always one of the good guys whether at work, on the ball diamond or on the ice and I know Angie was always your biggest fans.
    Howie Wood

  18. Kirk and Debbie Van Tornhout

    Our deepest condolences Uncle Dave and Tracy and Jaquie and rest of the family, we will always hold her in our hearts and memories with smiles.

  19. Mary Liggett

    Dave and Family.
    I was saddened to read of the passing of Angie. I remember our visit to Kildonan Park. A happy time recalling our days at GWL and North Kildonan. Thinking of you and your family. Take Care and God Bless.

    Mary Liggett

  20. Chris & Donna VanTornhout

    We are sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to Uncle Dave, Tracy and Jacquie and the rest of the family. We have lost a beautiful soul but she will never be forgotten.
    Much Love
    Chris & Donna

  21. MaryAnne & Al Siwicki

    We are so sorry to hear of Angie’s passing. She was definitely the love of your life. May the memories you made be with you forever cherishing the life you had with Angie, the kids and grandkids. Thinking of you at this time of sorrow. Take care Dave and stay strong.

  22. Sean Van Tornhout

    I have not seen such beautiful words put together for anyone who has left this Earth, such as that eulogy in a very long time. But of course it is so fitting for Angie. I grew up in a different city from her so I never saw all of her moods and the only mood that I ever experienced was one of constant joy for living and most of all, for family. She was always upbeat, but when needed spoke her mind, with kind and measured words. Angie shared the Joy from everyone’s experiences in their lives with an exuberance that would make you think it was her experience that was being shared. We loved how Dave and Angie would come out west, sometimes even surprising us with a visit and we will miss that. She was a real beautiful person inside and out and there’s just something in that blood where the girls of successive generations are also beautiful.
    We lost a bright light here but she’ll shine forever, and we have lots of memories to look back on and smile about.
    Love to all, Sean V.T.

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